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THE PEOPLE'S VINDICATOR.
IL.LI.I & AnLEALtX, Publislhers. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. 'i:a , 3 per OL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, JULY 25, 1874. AIUI:IVAL AND ) DLEPA~TLUr . NElW' ORLEANS, R.ed River Landiug, Chenºcmyille Quarantico, Alexandria}, Cotile and Cloutierville, Daily, at 7 A. M. SHIREVEPORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar thaville, and Pleasaut lill--Daily"eat 10 A. M. 1NACOGDOCHES, Melrose,, Ckirino.. Sant *Augustine, Milan, PMndleton, 8:ihine town, Many and Ft. Jesup--on Tues dlay Thursday and Saturday, at 5 P. M. 11[OME11, Minden, Buckhorn, Ring ohl, Coushatta and Caumpte--ou Tues day and Friday, at 5 P. M. WINNFIELD, Atlanta, Sutton and St. Maurice--on Tuesday and Friday, at i. A. M. MAILS CLOSE At 6 A. M. for New Orleans. Alexandria and Cloutierville. At 9 A. M.for Shreveport, Keachi, Mans field and Pleasant Hill. At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel ro.~u and San Augustin. At 5 P. M. for Homner, La., Buckhorn, Conshatta and Camnpte. At 10 A. M. for Winnfleld, &c. Ofire Ilours-from 10 A. .. to 2 P. Mr. and from 3 P' .M to 7 iP M1. J. F. I)I:V.actS, Post Master. Professional Cards. W11. I. JACK. D. PIERSON. Jaolb. M Pierson, Attorne ys and Counselors at Law, NA'TCHITOCHES, LA. W' IIL pra.tice in the Crmrteof atchitoches. Sabine, Det~Sto, Red River, Wien, Rapides, :andl' rant, and in the Supreme Court of the State. Claims promptly attended to. J lne 21)-ly. I:. 3[. KEARNEY. M. J. C;UNNING I[AI Kearney & Cunningham, Attorneys and Counselors at Lacw, Offico on St. Denis Street. June 20--ly. Nachliloches. La. Z.evy cAb Pierson, ;Attorney- and Counselors at Lat, flice corner Second & Trudan streets, June U20-I-y , Natck.iche, La. Business Cards. M. II. CARVEt. IL W. TAYLOR. Carver cb Taylor Wholesale and Retail dealers in l)rv Goods, Groceries, IIARDWAIIE, ioo'rS, MSIOES, HATS, CIIOCKERIYWAlE, etc., etc. FRONT STREET, Natchitoches. La. A FRESH and soleet stcok of goods always £1 on hand, which having been purchased on a cash basis enables us to offer extra Induce. meats to cash buyers. Highest cash price paid for cotton and other produce, ad liberal advances made in cash or merchandise on consignment. June 0-Ily. j. A.. DuOournau, -DEAI.R L;-- FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, ,CLOTHING, BOOTS, ."SHOES and HATS. Corner of Front & ClrielI' Steeta. ' Nathitocrhes, La. .Ju.S 20-ly. S. TIICIIu .. J. . AIRKT. (Walmaley's Brick Buildlng,) WVwhington Street, Natphitoobe, La. . 'holesale and Retail I~ealers in. ar~ Goods, Groceries, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, and General MERCHANDISE. tW Higheet:price paid for Cottll and otaer Country produce, in Cash or Mer chanduse. June 90-ly. P. rexxlemas. Washington Street, NAmTCImCHns, LA. DETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple GI Uroceriti, CHOICE FLOUR, SUGAR, COFFE,. RICE, HAMS, BACON, . TOBACCO, WINES AND Also ai4eqt for the LIQOVRS. JALSAMIQUE DES PYRENEES, a Vrench tonic for invalidy. Snperior induce ,lcutlofbred to dealers. June 1)-- 6ti. C. A. IULLA RD. X. I. CAMII iELL, 3ullavd k l Campbcll, --U.ALEr.S IN DRY GOODS, G IlOCERiES, IIAUID)W1.\ , And G.uneral Merchandise. Cor'ner FImoN(T & LAFAY'ETTE StrieR. ,atckhitoehu.. La. T GIEC' ST ens:h ntiCe paid fr," ,ottIn anIu S . countryJ .Irdue l t h u leultlrcti d.i i-.. June 20-liy. Willis Holmes, Intersection Front, Washington & Lu:fayetto Sts J Natchitoches, La. -DEIAL:ER IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, lardware, Crockery, lhats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Notions. Sptecial induemeuts offered to Cash pulrchasiers. Cotton and colllluntry pro duce, both at highest Cash rates. Junet. 20-1y. Boeverly Tucler, Corner rout and T . Denis street, N.tiCil ITOCIES, LI. (ETAhe dealer ia choico Fmilyt Groceries. 1 SUGAR, COFFEE, WINAES, LIQUOIS, Cigarn alnd Tobacco ily li Cheaper than the CheapesCt, Junte. e 2m. e le . Garmia, (The People's Favorite Grocery.) K EEEPSconstantlyVOn hand L CIt COICE FLOUR. LA-RI, 11Y AMS, And in fact a full lin of fancy family supt Curlies. Gie him a call. DEtisfaction guaran, teed. Jun-e 0-Iy. TWheo. eobuznan, DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streets, Natchitoches, La. June 20-ly. 1 o Si c DCIR. 8. CALVES, Srpgeon Dentist, (Corner Amulet and Second Streets,) NATCHiFrOCHLs, LA. ALL dental operations warranted, and per formed with the greatet care. and after the latest aiid'most approved method. March 28--9m. O. Shafrzath, Boot and Shoe Maker. C HALLENGES the world for neatness and ddrability of work. Satisfaction in fit and material guaranteed Shop on St. Denis St. June 20-1y. Theo. i'aliler, Coper, Tin and Sheet-iron worker. -DEALER IN Stoves, lIawaare' and eouse Furnishing GOODS, lWashingtoui St.,....... .'atchltothca, La. Sole agent for the Unrivalled BIUCI's BRILLIANT Oob63hLg Stoves. Gutter, Pipes, Moetalic roofing and all kinds of repairing, done with dispatch. .1 liberal disc.unt to country trade. J JutUl1y. A Cat Fight in the Moonlight. lY W. II. J. One starry night, in fiecker'd shad, Of rose bush and of viine, The fierce Grinialkin, crouching "laid" Wit h head and tail in hIc 'Adowun his back, dim grizzl'd hair, 'i. His brindle length did trace ; Whilst eyes of i:ie, with steady glare, Lit up his iottled l'ace. No thought of love, or chase, or rest, Possessessed rinialkiu's mind, lBut Anger tossed his pided breast, And twirl'd his tail behind. Young Tholmas of a neighb'riug lot, Weill grown and full of life, Was wont to seek this fated spot, And challcuege him o strife. Long taunted, now Grimallkin's wrath liad kindled into flaue ; Thus crouched Ire on the very path, Where Thomas nightly canic. lhBtimes, lithe Thomas did appear, All-spry, and dingy white, (tlick cast he oil his foe a leer, Then squatted for the light. Grimualkin growl'd, bat steady kept, His-well-alipouiated place ; Whilst loot uy tiout, young T'honias crept, 'Til they were face to lace. Then came a burst of startling crieb, That, fairly rut thu air; Whilst hair and tails alternate rise, beneath each other's stare. A moment mory, and tooth and nail Were bared in horrid seen ; lioth gave a liual twirl of tail, Anas then they buckled in. Now clinch'd, a spotted ball, they seeml'd To roll through mists of hair ; Whilst each the louder, shriller, screamn'd, At each successive tear. Yea ! but for oscillating tails, That now in circles sluu ; 'Twere hard to tell, but that these males Were welded into one. At length, there caine a piteous wail, 'That told the work was doun ; Young Thonmas, riplp'd from head to tail, Hladt made its lie run. 'Twas over, but the ground and gtass Disclosed th fat, full wull, That lierce Grimulkin did, alas! Give ploor young Thomias hell. Be True to Yourselves. Last week we published an iterest ing eomniunication from Mr. Todd, a planter in St. Mlary's parish, to the |Irashcar Aeiws in which he says he will not employ next year, any man black or n bite, on his plantation, who does vote to retain in office men who are either incompetent or dis hoznest. We feel that Mr. Todd has solved the great problem that has so long agitated the public mind, viz : "how to redeem the State from the rule of ignorance, duplicity and dishonesty ;" and we feel that it only lacks united action upon the part of plautert, mner chants, boss mechanics and the good people generally to make-this plan a successful one, even to the uniting la bor and capital hereafter upon the solid basis of co-operation against po litical ignorance, umewdicacy and thiev ery. There can be no doubt of this if the taxpaying people will but re main true to themselves and the true interests of their State. This suggestion by Mr. Todd has naturally brought down upon his head the great radical weapon, not unlike, in its substance, a certain Chinese im plement of war, butt such warfare is suggestive of the true character of the mighty warirors against whom we have long and persistently battled. It is their jugglery we wish to defeat, and so long as we permit themn to play their own favorite game so long will they be able to find the aces to defeat us with. Therefore, it it proposed to change from this game of chance to a solid and honest plan whereby he who plays fair and does not pollute the cause he espouses shall be the winning man. But this is not their forte ; so averse are the thieves and demagogues to an honest deal and an honest game, that, like John Chinaman, they bounce, up as if stung to the bone, cry out their threats of blood and devastation, brandishing all the while a fire bradd and cold steel. Such, we say, let us meet with a firm, a decisive determi nation. Their strength is wholly made up of an impertiient impudence, which, when sounded by a good sound stroke of manly policy, proves to be as thin and as vaporons as the clouds that hover beneath the skies and as easily dissipated as these clouds are by the warm glow of old Sol's solar rays. The whole secret of our future suc cess and final triumph over wire pul ling demagogues, who rule and .ruin the people who pay the taxes, lays in a close alliance of this people with a fixed determination to. stand firmly and faithfully by each other. And we do not know of any better plan for the achievement of this gladsome result than an immediate organisation by the tax payers.. Let the tax pay yers call a public ipeetiug in each ward and resolvo to stand by the plan suggested by Mhr. Todd and stand by letter and spirit of their resolution. Every man has a right to employ whom he pleasies; no power on earth cantake this right from hint, and weO call upon the people to stand by this I right, and to ignore every species of 2 demagoguery or cajolery but to carry this plan into effect for the purpose of i scuring bettetr men in public posi- t tio- ý:i.f trust and to put down extra a ,,ee n o i it,e anld the use of thesel t ,sii,,,:ºul; to control elections and to I t'ak ,kb thleo unildes thecreof fortunes to be used iln corrupting those who have the lprivileges of franchise. Such grievous wrongs as this lmust be checked or we are a ruined people.- Batton Rouge Adrocate. We commend the above to the care ful attention of our planters and oth ers interested ; and if .at preonucertedI move be llade now, our success for all time will be secured. "Ix TIHE AirMs (io MOirlEUS"-AN IN DIxAN"r DARKEY.--Our friend, Col. S., residing not a th'tusand miles from here, informs us that he has a colored youth in his employ who has been with him for some considerable length of time, and for whoin, as lie has pro ven himself faithful anld trustworthy, lie naturally feels sonic attachment. The yontig luan colneluded a shortrt time Bsiet that he would like to see a little of the world and tiake a little recreation, so he applied for perints sion, which was readily granted, drew the wages due him, amounting to aboult one lluidlred aud fifty dollars, departed on a trip up the country. After being ablsent for solne weeks' and spending all his money he return ed and reported for dutty. In a few days afterwards lie solicited an in terview with Col,-)S, infoirming bhil that during his trip Ihe had met with I it dusky damsel who had captured hi 1 affections, and lie wished his employ er to write to her for hlinm. The ro lluest was comiplied with, and in due course of mail an answer came, writ-, ten in a very leat female hand, the boy's sweetheart having evidently secured as amnauensis it young lady of culture and relinement. The cor respondence was kept 'up for some time, our friend, Col. 1. enjoying it as well as the parties most intimate ly interested. At last there came a 'ict'~iwu abotwidiug tlore in exprees; sions of tender regard and aflbctiou than any that had preceded it, whichI was duly read to the smitten youth, the concluding lines of which were, as lnearly as cuall be recollected, as fol lows : "I think of you the first thing in the morning, and I think of you the last thing at night, as 1 fall into tllh arils of Morpheus---" The reader had progressed thus far when the boy suddenly sprang up, commelnced pulling off his coat, and excitedly exclaimed, "In the armls of whoIY 1~3- , Col. S., I'll 'hi-p that d-d ni!lger, 4f it costs me half lmy year's era ges.'-Wilmington Star. A Good WIESTERN Hi.--We think the following too good to be lost, and if not founded on fact, it ought to be: The funny man of the House this winter is said to be Mr. Nesmith o Oregon, who tells on himself some very amusing stories. Ie served one term in the Senate several years ago, and a few days after heo was sworn in he was passing one of the cloak rooms, and inside vwere Veessenden, Morrill, and several others whose names we can't recall. They hailed himn, invi ,ted hiii in, and after conversing for a few monments, they asked him very abruptly. "MIr. Nesmith, you have come from a very wild country, where you say the greater portion of your life Ihas heen passed. Will you tell us what first struck you on coming to the Sen ate? "Well, gentlemen, when I took my seat in this august body, esld to be composed of the brains of our great country. I was overwhelned with the strangeness of this one idea, how I came to be here." "Oh! Ah! Ugh! So!, And then, Mr. Nesnmith,. what tfhen-what was your neit cause for wonder?" "'Theinext thiing, gentlemen anlswer' ed Mr. Nesmith, slowly gathering up his great length, "that came to tme and pulzled me more than the firpt thought, was how in the deuce all yop othler fellows got here ! ' There was a shout, and from that' day the solemn old fellows, who had thought to overawe by their pomposi ty this crude young Senator, were his sworn friends and never neglected au opportunity to tell his story. "Would muy little Ezra,n asked a fond mother, "like to be a mrissiona ry, and go preach to thlte poor, suflfr ing little heathen ?" Tears- bright, pearly drops of feeling-glistened in little Ezra's eyes as he muttered: "Naw, I wouldn't: but I'd like to be on the perlico long enough to put a tin roof on the big lummax that stuck shoemaker's wazx oil my seat, to-day ; you here ae." SAn idle young man was comnplain ing to a prosperous friend that, al though hlie had tried hIris luck'in all sorts of fairs and lotteries, lie had never been able to draw anything. "Indeed," said his frientld. "Well, slippose youll try ia hLanld-cart ? You can diraw that." Police Court Sketches, "'Marier Jane !" cal led Ilijah, asI ( handed out a lone woman and led her 4 around to the chalk-niark. "'And 1larier was drunk." added I his lhonor, in a ;;ld voice; "'forty three years old, going rapidly to the grave, land yet so drunk that you had to be lhaliled down heltc: o' a; weotel barrow." , "Oni a handt-cart, sir." she cor'"er. ed, slowing considerai,le interest. -Well, there is at dliltlrcece betw~'een a hand-cart and a wheelbarrow," he went on, "hut it doesn't make any dif ferenct in this case. In fact the handil cart was the easiest tiling to dtaw you ,on, and more small bouys couldt gather around it. I will alter the complaint to imake it read 'handl--arl,' and now I want to kniow what you have to say about it ?" Tears ca;e to Iher eyes, her corset gave a heave or two, atnd she whis pered : "I wanted to go t4 tie circus ' '"Ah ! that touches a tender ch,ord," sighlil the Court, as he leaned hack aue'l listened to the Iusic of the brass band floating on thei early Inorning air, and saw in inmaginattioi the trick mule, the elephant, and the rhinwtc, ros ainmbling around the saw-dust ring-admllission filly celits. ".11arior," he said at last, in a ChiatLg ed voice, "you'll die in thrlee or four years, anyhow, anid lwrhalls it's just as well to let you go to the circus as to send you to the Work-lhatse. May hap1 the growl of the seza lion, the starl of the tiger, the warble of the ostrich, and the gymnastic exercises of the monkeys, together with the stirring air of 'Old Dan Tuncker,' is rendered by the lanad, maly <int. thoughts of reformantion into your head. Go, aged felmale, and .rleieru ber its fifty cents saved evely tilme one crawls under the canvass." "GuBS' Do0.."-Gumnbs, who lives next door to us, has boughta new dog. Ile needed a new one. His last dog used to bark all night in the yardi un til,i, frantic desperation we would slhy boots, and Cologne bottles, and furniture at him. But ho always went on worse; and in the morning Guaibs would come calnly out and gaither up -tbce unissiles, and carry " thlcm .into the.lhose. ,lle has more than twenty five pairs of out boots and shoes in his possession, besidos chair legs, and cakes of soap, and hair brushes, and match safes, and towel racks. And he never had the mnanliness to offer to give them hack. On thle contrary he trained that dog to sit f the front gate, and to seize us by the leg when we came out three or four times a week, appare5ntly for the purpose of securing somle more boots. But we poisoned him one night, and the next morning Gumbs threw the carcass over into our yard. We threw it back. Gumbs returned it. We both stayed at home that day and spent the time handing that dog to one another over the fence. Then we hired an Irishman to stand there night and day to return the deceased to Gumbs' yard. Then lie hired an Irishman. It was exiliarting work. The corpse probably traversed that fence six or seven thousand times in every twenty four hours. He became familiar with the route, even if lie was dead. At last lie wore away with so much handling, and onl thle last day the Irishmen whiled away the hours by flinging only the tail at each other. Onie Irishman at la-t buried tire tail and resigned. And now GmUbs has got a new dog. It will be excessive ly singular if we do not lish for that. dog some evening with a codfish line and a piece of beef, and run him uip all of a sudden to our window and launch him into the sewer. No dog, owned by a man named Gaumlbs, shall exist over us.--Mjax Adder. --------- -gPc- --- - A QUAhT CoMrPAmsoRxI.- An old Virginia parson recently was pIreach ing very earnuestly albout the certainty and the terrible nature and degree of thale iserles of the dainned, and when he had sllcceeded in working uip him self and his audlitury into a high state of excitetuent and the latter into ter rifled admiration of hlis harrowing de tail of horrors, he capped the climix after thlis fashion : 'M.y frienios, you ill know Major Clarke's furnace , you havr seen it often, how the white-hot coals just melt up iron thrown into it like as twas snow. Well, if you took a sinner out of hell and threw him in to Major Clark's furnace he'd have a ague in two minutes." An editorial writer in the Cincin nati Times .says that "the Backeye girl flirts desperately down to the proposal. Then she acepts, or she refuses and the young man is turned ,out like to an empty ass, to shade hlis I ears and graze in commons." SThe colored gen'lm'n of Kansas SCity have "resolved that negro min strel shrews tends to degrade our race." SNow look out for a panic in the bu'nt cork market. As an instance of the vilest ingrati tude on record we refer to l Newburgh billy goat, who, after having his head I extricated friomaL picket tfence through Swhich lie Ial t!hrust it to reachl some tempting inlhithfils of graSs, turned and butted his bencf'actor into, thle gt ,ter. Farm Column. Sw F.rE'T POTATOES.---.Y carrra.ptd i ent of the Rural Sun mlde the tihllno - iug ilteresting trial with sweet 1" It utes :. "In 1871 I cut the vines froin the pofotato of all but one row, I:efouo suin up, the mornintg of ihe first frost, dug and housed the potatoes the same ida.y, spreading thinly on planks. The re-erve, ro\w ,'4 ,lug after the lloins 1tre had aliplareltly dried from the vine (not ytt cut from the potato); potatoes housed alo'ngside of lirst lot. SI neither weighed hor measur'ed, but . exaijned daily, and concluded that one-eighth f" the first hst rotted be fore fieezini ~ecather, antd not one Iiper vent. of i the last dug. The crop ' qf le72 was similarly treated, aiad very similar results were Ieiung oh - tained, when opeln doo..s allotwed the t whole to freeze and rot. "MIy experiment of 1873 was as follows : 4 Iounds dug before f ost ; 24 pounds dug after a partially killing 'frost; 12j poumis dug after the vines tihad dried up; 12 pouuids dug after Sthe groundl had been twice frozen. On December It., fitst lot weighetd 16~ Spounds; scond lot, 1i pounds 1:: - ouwces; third lit, 1~ pounds 11 t ounces ; fou th lot, 1 ) pounds 1i oun ces. - '"'healbove deficit includes the dry iring of the sound pota;toes, also No. 3 t shows a gain in Wieight, probably by ii uoe potato falling fronm lot No. 2. O)f - course that detracts from the miuute Scompl:eteness of the experiment (as no one can claim that a potato aIn s increase ini weight, no matter when e dug), but before weighing I had, frout ,' daily examinutionl and removalof rot s, ten potatoes, concluded that No. I 1 was'iprobably keeping the best, No. 4 second best, if nit equally well with l No. 1, No. 2 third best, and No. 3 rotting most, while the general crop rotted but little. I ant still strength a ened in my opinion that frost-killed . vines do nit injure the potatoes, if g left attached until they dry. ,lu my experiment I have not prd'perly tent Sl ed potatoes dug belElt6 lsly frost. It "I will add that the vines of those t potatoes dug after freesing, wlhtel s joining the potato, were filled with np atural milky sap, apparently sweet." POULTRYIIAISI(xu Iron LADItSK.- One young etantry girl, Miss Annie Kirk, of Bethel, I'a., is entitled td the praise of belug the best lady ,poultryist on record. In 1872 she cleared $330, after paying for all the feed, frcight, etc. She commuenled with cihty fowls-Cclhin, Chinas, i'trahlauas and other varieties-and foulnd the Cochin and Brahmnas the most profitable, being healthier and of speedier growth for the miarketl e She fed from seven to ten bushels of corn per week, and the young ones s with cracked corn. She is also keep ing an account of stock this year-an acconnt which shows every itemeof e exlpewse and profit-and expects to r realize as much, if not more, than last year. When attacked by the pre , vailing poultry disease, last year, liss Kirk speedily checked its spread by t the free use of lime, scattering it all about and giving lime-water to d:ink. r An example was given last year of at lady at Concord, Mass., who raised a gross value of $350 worth from Dom iniques and common breeds; but this was exceeded by Miss Kirk, whose Sprofits alone are $330. Such efort.s Y as these on tihe ,part of our ladies ar'o Screditable in the highest degree, a3n1i are worthy of general :emulation.-- Y Exchange4 t. IAiliex CLOVER SI.EU.-A very B intelligent farmer, born and raised ii a district where clover seed is a lead ing crop, writes to the Country Gen i tleaun: A point lhere is worthy of special remark: Where the land was rich, pl Ipaster used, and the season a grow - ing one, no that the clover grew rank ' and lodged badly, the seed did not If seem to suffer, but yielded a goodm 1 crop. The only objection was the Smowinug. This trpuble, however, only e happened when plaster was used. It scseemed to add vitality and give hatr Sdliness to the plant. There was moro I "substaucmee,n it was thbught--cer It taiily more seed. The yield was t generally from twvo to five bushels, per t acre and upward, depending mtuch it ulpon thIe thickness of the stand and : the nature of the season. Those whio - ( did not spare their seed (in sowing) a were the fortunate ones. Those who had a thin stand, and neglected sow ing thleir plaster in time, or omitted it altogether, were among tihe unfortu nato ones. SThe medinoum clover Ihas almost so . perseded the large. Instead of pas tturing the land, it often, with the niedium, hasacrop taken tfor hay; this is done in timne to have the field clear at the proper period-about the )20thl Sof June. PastuingO, however, seems , to be best; but it wants to be close, t which is never an advantage to stock. SHenlucc the sythe is now mostly used. Plaster, an avoidanmce of the hot sun .. and the frost at the blossoming peri I| od, and a thick stand, are tihe three i requisites that are indispensable to Ssuccess io the raising of clover seed. eF `----~C- -- * *** - i A country exshange says: "Our pa - pe" is like a girl we unscd to hug lit tic, but, ohl, to gcood.